Second Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Begins

Today begins a process to determine whether tariffs are still needed to counter the harmful effects of unfairly traded shrimp imports on the U.S. market.  If you want to keep antidumping duties on shrimp imports, we need you to take action.  The industry must demonstrate support for the tariffs by the end of the month or the current duties could be eliminated.  […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in March

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated in March 2016. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of Intent […]

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Commerce Stops Using $0.21/Hour Wage Rate to Calculate Dumping Margins

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce, under respectful protest, submitted a final remand determination to the Court of International Trade amending the calculation of antidumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp imported into the U.S. between February 2009 and January 2010. As a nonmarket economy, antidumping duties are calculated for Vietnamese imports based on surrogate values obtained from other comparable market economies. To […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Releases Final Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigations

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has now released the reasons for the agency’s final determination that the domestic shrimp industry was not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports. With the support of four of the six Commissioners of the ITC, the agency found that increases in the volume and market share of subsidized […]

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International Trade Commission Declines to Impose Countervailing Duties on Imported Shrimp

This morning, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against imposing additional duties on subsidized shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  The decision marks the end of the countervailing duty investigations started at the request of the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI).   At this time, the specific basis for the Commission’s decision is not known.  The […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Announces Schedule for Final Phase of CVD Investigation and Issues Shrimp Industry Questionnaires

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today announced the schedule for the final phase of the agency’s material injury investigation and issued questionnaires to foreign producers, U.S. importers, U.S. shrimp purchasers, U.S. shrimp processors, and U.S. shrimp fishermen and farmers.  The ITC is charged by law with determining whether the domestic shrimp industry is materially injured or threatened by material […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Preliminarily Determines Domestic Industry to Include Shrimp Fishermen, Farmers, and Processors

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission released its views supporting the agency’s preliminary finding that there was a reasonable indication that subsidized shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam were materially injuring the domestic shrimp industry.  The Commission’s formal publication explained that, based on record evidence of the deterioration of financial performance of domestic shrimp […]

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Richard Gutting Commentary

A Trade Alert distributed to subscribers of Urner Barry Foreign Trade Data included a commentary by Richard E. Gutting Jr. addressing the current shrimp trade litigation. Mr. Gutting’s commentary, along with an IntraFish article by John Fiorillo published Thursday, raised the possibility of settlements of the shrimp countervailing duty cases. With Mr. Gutting’s permission, here is that commentary with links […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Votes to Continue Countervailing Duty Cases

This morning, the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to continue the countervailing duty cases brought against imports of frozen warmwater shrimp from seven countries through a 5 to 1 vote.  Only Commissioner Daniel Pearson voted against continuing the cases.  The Commission’s determination this morning marks only the fifth time in twenty antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings over the last three […]

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Commerce Formally Initiates CVD Investigations; COGSI Asks International Trade Commission to Exclude Shrimpers from Domestic Shrimp Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that it was formally initiating investigations of most of the subsidies on shrimp exports alleged by the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI).  Commerce found that there was insufficient evidence to initiate investigations on sixteen of the subsidy programs alleged by COGSI, but determined to look further into 117 other subsidy programs alleged […]

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